Joe Smith Named Executive Director For Prison Prevention Ministries

Monday, December 17, 2018

Prison Prevention Ministries announces Joe Smith as their new executive director. 

"Smith is a well-known Chattanooga native, having served various ministries, to include being an addiction counselor, youth minister and recently retired as executive director for YCAP," officials said.  "He is a certified amateur boxing judge, and served as the team manager for the USA Men’s Olympic Boxing Team for the 2008 Beijing Games.  His experience with the troubled youth of our city makes Smith the ideal person to head up PPM, whose mission is loving God and loving people by meeting them right where they are with the goal to prevent inmates from returning to prison and to prevent our youth from going to prison."

“On behalf of the board of directors, we are pleased to welcome Joe to our team,” says Chairman Matthew Williams.  “His enthusiasm and encouraging nature will be a great fit for PPM as we encourage others toward a lifelong joyous relationship with Jesus Christ.”


"We Are Really Free Now" Is Sermon Topic At Middle Valley Church Of God On Sunday

Bob Tamasy: Blessings From Brokenness

Mike And PaMela Patton Speak At Metro Tab Church Sunday


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Church

"We Are Really Free Now" Is Sermon Topic At Middle Valley Church Of God On Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announced that Pastor Mitch McClure will lead a 'Celebration of the Victory in Jesus Christ' on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will include a message, "We Are Really Free Now" by Pastor Mitch McClure. This celebration is a result of the victory brought to all believers through the life, death, burial, and resurrection ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Blessings From Brokenness

Have you heard of Kintsugi? Also known as Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair,” it’s a centuries-old Japanese art of restoring broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with precious metal, such as gold, silver or platinum. This process is founded in a philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the valued object’s history, rather than as something to be disguised. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Thank You, Commissioners

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Roy Exum: Hall Is (Still) Tired

About 10 years ago, Robert A. Hall, a five-time member of the Massachusetts State Legislature, wrote an essay on “Why I Am Tired.” In 2009 his story was on hundreds of others’ blogs – really made the rounds on the Internet – and thousands adored the Viet Nam veteran's candid assessment of what makes an ex-Marine grow weary. Again, this was written when he was 63. Now he’s ... (click for more)